The US Army has placed new orders with Comtech Telecommunications to continue delivering ongoing sustainment services for the AN/TSC-198A SNAP, very small aperture terminals (VSATs).
Referred to as the secret internet protocol router (SIPR) and non-classified internet protocol router (NIPR) access point, SNAP terminals are used to deliver quick and mobile satellite communications capability to the military personnel in the field.
Valued at more than $12.5m, the new award has been received by the Command & Control Technologies group, which serves as part of Comtech Telecommunications’s Government Solutions segment.
The new orders are built on the previously announced three-year contract, worth $123.6m, awarded to provide ongoing sustainment services. To date, the contract has received a total funding of $29.5m.
SNAP terminals are used to deliver quick and mobile satellite communications capability to the military personnel in the field.
Comtech Telecommunications president and chief executive officer Fred Kornberg said: “Comtech remains committed to the mission of supporting our warfighters with high-quality products and responsive sustainment services.
“These orders once again highlight our longstanding relationship with the army. We have been very fortunate to leverage the Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems contract to consistently support our critical customer.”
Earlier this month, the company’s US-based subsidiary Comtech EF Data secured a $2.3m order for the supply of satellite modems to be used to support the US Army Project Manager (PM) Tactical Network.
Comtech’s Command & Control Technologies group focuses on providing mission-critical, highly mobile command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions to the customers.